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The UK artist and mathematician Andy Lomas specialises in digital simulations of organic life forms. Borrowing from the mathematic principles that govern cell growth, his uncanny renderings expand and contort in surprising ways. Hybrid Forms: Cell Differentiation features digital multicellular morphogenesis: simulations of simplified cell types growing in tandem, revealing how complex patterns evolve from a simple starting point.
Video by Andy Lomas
Music: Max Cooper and Tom Hodge
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